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Forecasting the 2012 Football Season With NCAA '13

7/13/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

My midnight trip to the nearest Wal-Mart proved to be the highlight of the day, as I ventured to purchase the latest college football video game. I took it home and immediately went to work.Blog Photo - College Football: NCAA '13 Simulation

Although I'm more of a Madden gamer (actually, I just suck at NCAA), I am pleased to say that I have yet to be disappointed with EA Sports. '13 brings a lot of new, exciting graphics to the table, and features some realistic in-game adjustments.

That's why I decided to simulate the entire upcoming season based off the game's take on what's to come. No ratings, rosters or schedules were tampered with, even though there have been a few recent movements (you're welcome, Georgia fans).

Here is what NCAA Football '13 thinks will happen this year:


The Heisman

Matt Barkley who? Washington quarterback Keith Price blows away the Pac-12 and edges out Georgia's sophomore running back Isaiah Crowell (ah hem) for the most prestigious award in college football. Will he be the next RG III and watch his draft stock skyrocket?Blog Photo - College Football: NCAA '13 Simulation

1. Keith Price (Washington): 241-371 (65.0%), 4,120 yards, 43 TDs, 7 INTs, 192.7 QBR ... 124 carries, 561 yards (4.5 ypc), 5 TDs

2. Isaiah Crowell (Georgia, sort of): 326 carries, 1,961 yards (6.0 ypc), 18 TDs

3. Collin Klein (Kansas State): 193-291 (66.3%), 2,465 yards, 35 TDs, 6 INTs, 173.0 QBR ... 145 carries, 759 yards (5.2 ypc), 5 TDs

4. Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina): 189 carries, 1,159 yards (6.1 ypc), 14 TDs ... 31 receptions, 554 yards, 5 TDs

5. James Franklin (Missouri): 164-309 (53.1%), 2,218 yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs, 133.0 QBR ... 181 carries, 756 yards (4.2 ypc), 10 TDs


ACC Atlantic

Clemson drops off after a great year of productivity in 2011, Florida State finally comes through and wins the conference championship, while NC State gives it a run for its money?

1. Florida State: 10-3 (8-1)
2. North Carolina State: 11-1 (7-1)
3. Clemson: 8-4 (6-2)
4. Maryland: 6-6 (3-5)
5. Wake Forest: 4-8 (2-6)
6. Boston College: 4-8 (1-7)


Notable Seasons

Mike Glennon (QB, NC State): 207-366 (56.6%), 26 TDs, 7 INTs, 143.8 QBR
James Washington (RB, NC State): 200 carries, 1,101 yards (5.5 ypc), 15 TDs
Matt Furstenburg (TE, Maryland): 65 receptions, 1,163 yards, 12 TDs
Christian Jones (LB, Florida State): 89 tackles (20 TFL), 3.5 sacks, 1 INT


ACC Coastal


Whoa, so much for Virginia Tech as the favorite to win the Coastal. According to NCAA '13, the Hokies aren't even better than their in-state rival. Other than Georgia Tech pulling an incredible run to the conference title game, nothing else here is too shocking.

1. Georgia Tech: 11-2 (7-2)
2. Miami (Fla.): 7-5 (5-3)
3. Virginia: 5-7 (3-5)
4. Virginia Tech: 6-6 (3-5)
5. North Carolina: 5-7 (2-6)
6. Duke: 4-8 (2-6)


Notable Seasons

Bryn Renner (QB, UNC): 185-360 (51.4%), 2,566 yards, 20 TDs, 13 INTs, 122.4 QBR
Tony Zenon (RB, Georgia Tech): 293 carries, 1,545 yards (5.3 ypc), 17 TDs
Brandon Braxton (WR, Duke): 62 receptions, 1,008 yards, 10 TDs
Shayon Green (DE, Miami): 73 tackles (19 TFL), 6.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble


Big 12


West Virginia left the Big East for better competition in order to receive more BCS votes. Well, it got what it asked for, but NCAA believes the Mountaineers will be heading back to hilltops without a postseason appearance. Landry Jones and Oklahoma will be subdued to another disappointing year, while TCU enjoys its first year in the Big 12 by finishing in second place.Blog Photo - College Football: NCAA '13 Simulation

1. Kansas State: 11-1 (8-1)
2. TCU: 10-2 (7-2)
3. Oklahoma: 10-2 (7-2)
4. Texas: 8-4 (6-3)
5. Oklahoma State: 6-6 (4-5)
6. Baylor: 5-7 (3-6)
7. Kansas: 5-7 (3-6)
8. Iowa State: 4-8 (3-6)
9. West Virginia: 4-8 (2-7)
10. Texas Tech: 5-7 (2-7)


Notable Seasons

Collin Klein (QB, Kansas State): 193-291 (66.3%), 2,365 yards, 35 TDs, 6 INTs, 173.0 QBR
Casey Pachall (QB, TCU): 202-323 (62.5%), 3,251 yards, 33 TDs, 5 INTs, 177.7 QBR
Landry Jones (QB, Oklahoma): 202-340 (59.4%), 3,182 yards, 37 TDs, 6 INTs, 170.4 QBR
Dominique Whaley (RB, Oklahoma): 203 carries, 1,067 yards (5.3 ypc), 13 TDs
Tracy Moore (WR, Oklahoma State): 78 receptions, 1,050 yards, 10 TDs
Haldon Tharp (LB, Kansas): 92 tackles (12 TFL), 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble
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